LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Leaders in Little Rock have delayed a decision on Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s proposal to cut the city's expenditures by about $2.1 million for the rest of 2019.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's first popularly elected black mayor has been sworn into office.
Frank Scott Jr. took the oath of office on Tuesday. Voters elected Scott to the office last December , when he defeated Baker Kurrus in a runoff election for the nonpartisan seat. Scott is a banking executive and a former member of the state Highway Commission.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades after it was the center of a school desegregation crisis.
Frank Scott, 35, defeated Baker Kurrus in the runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. He'll succeed outgoing Mayor Mark Stodola, who announced earlier this year he wouldn't seek re-election.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a surprise announcement Tuesday, the mayor of Arkansas' largest city said he would not seek a fourth term in office, citing a serious illness in his family.
Mark Stodola has served as Little Rock's mayor since 2007 and says he plans to return to the private sector once his term ends.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Almost 50 people have been indicted on gang- and drug-related charges in a crackdown on gun violence in Arkansas' capital city, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland said more than 250 federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested 21 people in early-morning raids Thursday and another 14 were taken into custody last week. Five defendants are in state custody and nine are fugitives.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A rap concert has been canceled in Little Rock after the city's police chief raised safety concerns.
The concert was scheduled for Friday at the Clear Channel Metroplex featuring Demario Dewayne White Jr., the rapper known as MoneyBagg Yo.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub (all times local):
Little Rock's mayor says his "heart is broken" after a shooting that left at least 17 people hurt at a downtown Little Rock club.
Police say the shooting early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge appears to have happened following a dispute at a concert. The city's police chief says officers suspect multiple people fired weapons. Police don't believe the shooting was terror related.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's push to reclaim control over its public schools remains in limbo as Arkansas officials weigh whether the district has done enough to improve six schools found to be failing.
The city's Board of Directors approved a resolution earlier this week asking the Arkansas Board of Education to allow Little Rock to hold elections for school posts. Mayor Mark Stodola is preparing to make a similar request to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Downtown Little Rock Partnership has hired two ambassadors to provide information and offer assistance to people in the central business district, and also report maintenance issues.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2kBWMRy ) reports 30-year-old Donavan James and 24-year-old Aaron Clark will also monitor panhandlers.